With Lon Chaney Sr., Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, John St. Polis
Directed by Rupert Julian

Epic 1925 production of the Gaston Leroux's tale of a facially deformed man living in the catacombs of a Paris opera house obsessed with one of the singers, is a true cinematic landmark.
With so many takes on the tale, this is the definitive one, featuring Lon Chaney Sr. in the title role. For the 2005 South African Horror Festacular (aka HorrorFest), on Halloween Night, the audience witnessed this silent classic accompanied by an original soundtrack of a live string quintet, trumpet & percussion, led by Matthijs Van Dijk.

5 / B
- PB

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- B
- C

never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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